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I already described 2Betoryl doses accidentally given

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I already described 2Betoryl doses accidentally given instead 2nd side should have been gabepentin. Worried about double dose Vetoryl in same day to 15yr old dog
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Vetoryl has a bit of a range on the dosing, do you know about how much Lia weighs?

And what strength are the capsules?

How long ago did you give the Vetoryl doses?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Lia weighs 82 lbs.30:mg .ist @7amsecond dose 4:30pm
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Ok thanks for that info - I don't think that will be dangerous but let me double check that amount for her weight-

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have already sent payment info twice
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

You should be all set - I can't do a phone call but I have the drug info for you-

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

You shouldn't have any major problems with this, dogs can have up to 3mg twice a day, or 6.7mg once a day (once a day dosing is usually easier but some dogs have better control of symptoms giving twice a day). So for her size, you are still in the safe range.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

There is a small chance for stomach upset like reduced appetite, vomiting, or loose stool, as well as potential for mild lethargy short term - if anything seems off tonight or tomorrow it would be safe to skip a dose of the Vetoryl for Tuesday, then get back to her usual dosing schedule on Wednesday.

Does that help?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thanks waiting ok it she had 30 mg. Twice
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Oh and I apologize, above I meant to say 3mg per kg of body weight is ok at the high end (that would be 111mg at a time) - so she hasn't been overdosed.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Oh thanks so much.You think restlessness ,air hunger was from late dose of gabepentin
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Many dogs are fine on lower doses, so we usually try to keep things as low as seems to be helping - but an oops like this, no harm done :)

Yes that is more likely to be the gabapentin-

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Since she late on gabepentin by several hrs can she still get last side at 10 or 11 so back on track for 6am dose or wait till 12 midnight? And possible she may have seuzure since late on second dose
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Yes that wouldn't be a problem to give her next gabapentin a little early, that is super safe and a very wide range on the dose - I think you would be less likely to have issues giving a little sooner, vs waiting until later.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you so much
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

You're very welcome - good luck to you and Lia :)

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thanks again, Merry Christmas!
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Beth, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Yes Merry Christmas to you as well! :)

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